New hotel and space options for medical events in NC

Raleigh, N.C.-based developer MJM Group has announced it will open a new, 188-room, dual-brand hotel in Charlotte under the Marriott name.  The facility will consist of a 94-room Courtyard by Marriott, and a 94-room Marriott Residence Inn.  It will be managed by St. Louis-based...

Texas resort expands, welcomes medical meetings

The Gaylord Texan Resort in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine has announced it's on the cusp of a $120 million expansion project. The project will add 303 new guest rooms, for a total of 1,814; and 86,000 square feet of new meeting space, for a total...

APEX: Accepted Practices Exchange

Here’s a quick quiz for those of you who plan meetings. If you have a speaker who says she needs a podium to place her notes on during the presentation, what should your venue have ready when she arrives?         A) Podium         B) Lectern         C)...

Transportation 101: Your Attendees in Motion

Transportation companies say their services are often an afterthought in the mind of today’s busy meeting planner. Groups often call late in the game, causing a last-minute scramble for available vehicles and drivers.    But it doesn’t have to be that way. Providers say that...